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Old 10-21-2014, 06:25 PM   #11
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It appears most of the weight of the KLR(S) is to the rear of your TV's rear axle which is potentially compounding the weight reduction off the TV's front axle.

IMO a visit to a CAT scale would tell you everything you need to know ((with or without the bike(s)), thus eliminating any of the weight guess work.

CAT scale how-to: http://www.jaycoowners.com/forums/f37/how-to-weigh-your-tv-tt-3871.html



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Old 11-03-2014, 08:59 AM   #12
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It's funny how much that extra 150 lbs made. My KLR weighs in at about 450lbs whereas my WRR (which I normally carry) weighs just under 300.

That night that the picture was taken I could notice the front end lift but it really wasn't that bad - still towed fine on the highway with crosswinds and down the gravel FSR to the OHV area.

It's definitely maxed out in this configuration. I've swapped generators for a smaller lighter one. That with the lighter bike in the back should bring it back level again. Pretty impressed with the truck though, handles it all fine and doesn't complain a bit.

I've done a scale stop before but this was without the bikes when I first got the trailer. Will definitely do so in the future to confirm everything. In my case, i f possible, I'll try to weigh each axle independently and then the whole rig, or at least the truck and trailer separately.

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